How do you get into Marquis "Who's Who in America"?


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To be included in the Marquis "Who's Who in America" series, biographees are chosen by the in-house research staff or nominated by another person, previously selected candidate or professional organization, according to the Marquis Who's Who website. After an individual is nominated to be in the directory, their application is screened, and a decision for or against inclusion is made within a 4-to-6-week period.

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Marquis Who's Who is a publication that gives biographies of various people in a number of different fields, such as "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare" and "Who's Who in American Politics." Those who have biographies in the directories are deemed important by the Marquis committee in some way, and they must either be nominated or chosen by the committee for a specific reason.

Once nominated, candidates must send a biography to the committee for review. If the committee agrees that the individual should be featured in one of the directories, the nominee will be notified about three months prior to the publication of the book, according to Marquis.

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